Pluralism, development and the state: The Philippine experience
This paper examines the bases of major divisions and conflict rooted in the Philippine experience of state formation and economic development that have made it difficult to sustain a working pluralist system. In particular, the Muslim secessionist movement, the communist armed movement, the politicization of the military and recurrent class-based antagonisms are analyzed as the severe manifestations of these socio-economic , cultural and political divisions.
The first part of this paper examines the historical and socio-economic roots of the major lines of conflict and division in the context of the country's experience of nation-building. This will be followed by a discussion of how these major fault lines have been affected by the process of globalization. I conclude with an analysis of current rends and their implications on the prospects of achieving a more cohesive and stable society.
Rivera, T. C. (2005). Pluralism, development and the state: The Philippine experience., 30-51. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/8637
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Philippines—Social policy; Philippines—Economic conditions; Philippines—Politics and government; Separatist movements—Philippines; Democracy—Philippines